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Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Watlington Street

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Watlington Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4RF View on map

Grade II listed large Early English style church of 1872-75 by W A Dixon. Built of rock faced Kentish Ragstone with buff and red sandstone dressings. Located in an urban residential area. Comprises a tower with a pierced spire, nave, north and south aisles and transept. Stained glass.


Opening Arrangements

Monday 0900 - 1130 Tuesday 0900 - 1100 Wednesday 1800 - 2000 Thursday 1100 - 1300 Friday 1800 - 2000 Saturday 1700 - 1900 Sunday 0800 - 1400


In the Conservation Area of Eldon Square on the corner of Watlington Street and St John's Road. Rail: Reading (1mile). Bus: Routes 12, 13, 14, 17 and 9.

Parking Spaces


Parking available at 81/83 London Road, but prior notice required on weekdays.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes